IMPHAL: Frustrated at the non-disbursement of fund under PMAY-Housing for all scheme even after completion of construction, aggrieved beneficiaries of Lamlai on Wednesday stormed the quarter of MAHUD Minister Th Shyamkumar demanding action against the Executive officer Lamlai Municipal Council.
A group of irate beneficiaries, with placards in their hands, stormed the quarter of Minister Th Shyamkumar at Kanglapark Imphal at about 2:00 PM in a bid to meet the minister to highlight their grievances. However, Police blocked the protesters at the gate of the minister. Latter, some representatives of the protestors were allowed to meet the minister. But, they met the PRO as the minister was out of station who relayed the demand of the protestors on phone.
One of the protestors Y Santa Singh of Chalou village told reporters that some beneficiaries under PMAY-Housing for all have built their houses with the money borrowed from their friends and relatives. However, EO of the Lamlai Municipal Council has failed to initiate process regarding sanctioning of fund to the concerned beneficiaries, thereby causing immense hardships and financial burden to the poor beneficiaries.
We have come here to request the concerned minister to resolve the grievances the beneficiaries are experiencing. As the minister concerned assured to take action against the EO, we have suspended the planned agitation with immediate effect, he said.